why is it always 5am and a slight sore throat when I finish redesigning my site?
barbara dingfeild, swarthmore class of 66
manager of corporate contributions and community programs
she is coordinating a pilot project
to inject technology into have-not areas urban blighted and rural backwater
public libraries with terminals and connections
they need people to train the librarians
many of them don't know a mouse.
suggested to her my summer plans
seems like a good fit,
but it sounds like I am saught after
moreover, I have my plans
I suggested that it would be in microsoft's best interest
to have the libraries publish
perspectives of folks in each hood
don't worry about individual accounts,
teach one librarian to be the editor
have her/him teach the people
host the pages in her/his account collect and pass on feedback
she thinks they need to start at a more rudimentary level
man, folks can learn this stuff in two hours.
now that I mull over it
just giving them terminals and yahoo
makes them consumers, passive information retrievants
give them the power to publish!
if you really want to change the world
send me something
maybe when I'm in San Fran this summer
she'll fly me up to talk
how much energy do I want to put into this?
they're putting tools into grubby hands
how would those people otherwise gain access?
today I spoke with another swat alum
class of '94, Nick Boyer
friend of chandra's
working in DC for a homeless shelter
Do they pay you? I askt
no, but they give me a bed, and they feed me.
power of grubby hands.
I learned that Bill Gates' parents
they're still somewhat miffed that he didn't graduate college.
that's satisfying.still pain ridden from last night's motherpuckin',it's sizin' up to be a bitch of an end of the semester
I return from dancing and prancing
ben mike and maria are making music
two guitars and a frisbee drum
two papers total combined eleven weeks overdue
dorm room knee deep in accumulations
I would work this weekend but saturday's booked with extracurriculars, sunday, howard's visiting.